This month the Rotary Club honored Julie Otto who is a reading specialist at Olander Elementary School. She told us of how she carries on small group reading interventions from kindergarten to the fifth grade. She devotes time and energy to working with students as they progress from learning to read to reading to learn. Julie finds her greatest reward in observing “the aha moments” when the reading light bulbs go on in the minds of students. She is also involved with a program to get books into the homes of low income families. Julie works in the school’s  Literacy Lab and seeks to promote a safe and caring environment for students as they take up reading challenges. Julie truly enjoys working the teachers and staff at Olander Elementary as a committed specialist in her vital field.